Leather is an extremely popular material for bondage play because it's durable, comfortable and only gets better with age, but what if you don't like (or agree with) leather products?
With more and more people choosing to live a life free from animal-based products, it can be tricky to expand your sexual horizons without going against your beliefs.
The good news is change is happening, and it's happening quickly. Manufacturers are now realising the increasing number of vegan kinksters out there and are making excellent alternatives to leather to help you get your kicks, without feeling guilty.
So, whether you're giving Veganuary a go, are a vegan-lifestyle veteran or simply don't like leather, I've picked out our top vegan-friendly spanking tools for newbies, experts and all those in between.
Come back next month for my leather-free restraint recommendations.
So, in case you missed it, this week Universal Studios released the first sneak peak into Fifty Shades Darker, and suffice to say, it's got us pretty darn excited!
After watching the trailer many, many times (that shower scene!) we started to notice a few hidden messages. Could they be telling us more than initially meets the eye? Are we making this up as we go along? Who knows?!
Either way it gave me an excuse to spend all afternoon looking at Christian Grey. #ItsAHardLife
So, for your pleasure, I've compiled my top 8 revealing set details which I reckon tell us even more about what we can expect to see in Fifty Shades Darker in February.
The big day is nearly here, and with Christmas delivery cut off dates fast approching it's time to make your final gift giving decisions. Dun dun dunnn!
That's all very well and good, but what if you're still torn between what to buy? Or maybe you literally have no idea what to get? Never fear, Jess is here!
To help you on your way to festive friskiness, I've selected my top sexy gifts for this Christmas and filmed myself telling you all about them in just 60 seconds whilst wearing a Santa hat. (Don't say I never do anything for you.)
So whether it's seasonal spanking, remote control romance or a merry massage you're after, watch me go against the clock to tell you why you should include one of these kinky couples gifts in your lover's stocking this year.
Still not sure which one is right for you? Take my Xmas Kinky Couples Quiz to find the ulitmate match for your loved one.
So, you ask your special someone what they want for Christmas, and they give you this sweet-but-useless reply:
"Oh, anything honey. As long as I get to spend time with you…" (All together now… Aaaaawww.)
Sound familiar? Never fear - Lovehoney is here!
With over a decade of experience selling sex toys at Christmas, we know a thing or two about the toys that'll get you Rocking Around the Chistmas Tree, but which one is best for your relationship?
To help you decide, and to take the stress out of your Christmas shopping, we've compiled this 7-question gift finder. Simply answer each question to tell us a bit about your partner and we'll figure out (with utmost scientific accuracy) which of our best-selling couples toys is the perfect match for your perfect match.
Forget Silent Nights. Add a different kind of spice to your Christmas celebrations and get ready to have your bells well and truly jingled!
With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey showing no signs of abating, and pioneering kinksters like Bettie Page soaring back into the limelight, couples all over the globe are opening their minds (and bedrooms) to bondage.
Couples often ask us how they can inject some kinky fun into their bedroom adventures while maintaining intimacy and romance. Understandably, for some couples, the hard leather and steel look just doesn't do it for them.
Realising that there's still quite a big jump in the product market from 'no bondage experience' to 'beginner's bondage', as well as a tendency for fetish styling to be a bit intimidating (even if the products themselves aren't) we decided to do something about it.
We're very happy to announce our new bondage brand, 'Tease by Lovehoney'; a range of sensual bondage products made from inviting materials and designed for absolutely anyone to use.
So whether you're new to bondage, or know your stuff but want to bring the romance back, read on to discover why Tease by Lovehoney is a perfect addition to your toy box.
As you can probably imagine, working for an online sex toy retailer (and the biggest in the UK, I might add) comes with some pretty interesting job responsibilities.
Between practicing orgasm faces with colleagues, deciding whether something is actually NSFW for other workplaces and writing 'To Do' lists that would make even Masters & Johnson blush, we still have a little time left for other fun (totally work related) things.
You may have noticed that Bondage Boutique has recently undergone a makeover and is now speckled with lots of lovely new images and a pair of brand spanking new models - literally!
Most of the the time, when you see photos of bondage gear it's a shot of the product on its own, which can make it hard to visualise the kit actually being used.
Alternatively, when bondage product images involve a model, they very often end up super pornographic. *Sigh*
So we were given the challenge to re-shoot our top-selling Bondage Boutique products on models without making it look like Lovehoney were branching out into 'adult DVDs', and with nothing to go on except our own (brilliant!) ideas.
The shoot lasted 3 days and, as Lovehoney's resident bondage expert, I was on hand to make sure each product was photographed in its best light, accurately, and that the models felt comfortable and safe.
To give you a little insight into my job and the general goings on at LHHQ, I've compiled some of my favourite behind the scenes outtakes for you to enjoy…